Instructors establish attendance/online engagement policies to support academic excellence in their courses, and students are expected to attend all class meetings of all courses for which they are registered. Regular attendance and regular class participation are significant factors that promote success in college.
Students who must miss classes, especially for Stetson-sanctioned activities, must discuss these in advance with the instructor. Examples of sanctioned activities include but are not limited to participation in Stetson-authorized athletic competitions or musical performances. Stetson University supports participation in and observance of religious and spiritual practices and will endeavor to make reasonable accommodation of the academic schedule to make such participation possible. The impact on academic excellence is always the central concern in any accommodation. In the event of absence from a classroom course or the inability to participate in an online or hybrid course, the student should contact the instructor as soon as possible to indicate the reason for the absence.